“Find me again like a rusted bike” are the first words heard on the newly released track by Boston-based indie rockers Transit. The perfect introduction to another great song from a constantly growing band. These words, in a way, convey to you what exactly Transit is all about. Real songs, for real people.
Now, most of you have probably heard the first released track off of the upcoming album Listen & Forgive titled “Long Lost Friends;” a beautifully constructed track that cemented Transit’s transition from pop-punk kids to true artists (if you haven’t heard it yet, click here to do so). The next track to be released was the title track of Listen & Forgive, and even though it isn’t as upbeat as the bouncy “Long Lost Friends,” there is still a lot to enjoy on this track.
Opening with nothing but Torre Cioffi and Tim Lander’s delicate guitar plucking to back Joe Boynton’s relaxed vocals, “Listen & Forgive” slowly moves along at a moderate pace, displaying exactly what one would expect from this band: a great indie rock song. Don’t expect any fast pop-punk beats or any rough shouts from Landers here, for this track serves to relax the mind and allows one to take in the beauty of a simple song structure. Boynton’s vocals are the stand out here once again as he finds his range perfectly; never reaching too high or falling back too low. I can see Boynton becoming a star in the future, and this song along with the previously released track can easily back that statement.
Though the bright moments in this track do not shine as intensely as they do on “Long Lost Friends,” the more reserved chorus and verses make for a what I would assume is a great addition to what could potentially be an Album Of The Year contender.